We're sorry but your browser is not supported by Marsh.com.au

For the best experience, please upgrade to a supported browser:

X

Insurance for Allied Health Professionals

Get professional indemnity and public liability insurance that's designed to meet the risk needs of allied health professionals. Business cover options for over 700 modalities.

What Insurance may I need as an Allied Health Professional?

Much like the important role preventative measures play in the health and wellness industry, there is also value in having insurance as a precautionary step to help cover your business from the unexpected. Depending on your business risk exposures, there are a number of different types of insurance solutions to consider, however two options pertinent to allied health professions is professional indemnity and public liability cover.

 


 

Professional Indemnity Insurance

As an allied health professional, offering advice and services to your clients is an integral part of your everyday business however, it can open you to the risk of negligent business practice claims. To help ensure you are covered for such claims, we strongly recommend considering professional indemnity insurance.

Professional indemnity insurance can help cover allied health professionals against allegations of incorrect advice and breach of professional duty or negligence 

Public Liability Insurance 

If a client or third party claims they were injured or their property was damaged while under your consultation or service, you could be liable to pay for any medical, damage or legal expenses that arose due to the incident. With public liability insurance, you can help protect your business against these types of third party injuries and property damage claims.

Also, if you are renting an office or facility, in some situations the owner will ask for a copy of your public liability certificate of currency before providing approval to lease or use of the property.

 


 

Relieve the pressure, knowing you’re covered with Marsh 

Servicing 700+ modalities

Marsh arrange business insurance for over 700 health and wellness modalities, helping professionals stay covered for the unique and evolving risk needs of the sector.

Ongoing advocacy and claims support

In addition to obtaining quotations and placing your allied health insurance policy, we also help manage, negotiate and settle claims with insurers on your behalf.

10+ years of experience insuring the industry

Our dedicated team have been supporting clients in the allied health industry for over 10 years.


 

 

Allied health professions we can support* 

Dieticians

Occupational Therapists

Podiatry (not including surgical procedures)

Chinese medicine practitioner

Wellness and Life Coaching

Nutritionists

Acupuncture

Massage Therapist

Reiki Masters

*Allied Health professionals must be appropriately qualified & recognised by an Australian based Association to arrange insurance through Marsh.

 

 

Do you offer another allied health service?

Don’t worry at Marsh, we can arrange a public liability and professional indemnity quote for a large variety of allied health professionals. Fill out our contact form or call us 1800 640 210 to get started.





Did you know!

Private Health funds often require allied health professionals to have a professional indemnity policy in place before accepting them as an approved health fund provider. These insurance requirements may differ depending on the health fund.

We recommend reviewing the fund's provider terms and conditions before arranging professional indemnity cover for your business.

 

 

Massage Therapy Room with towels

Why do I need Insurance as an allied health professional?

Allied healthcare forms a large percentage of the health industry, servicing Australian’s across a range of modalities. However, when working closely with clients and their health needs, there is added pressure and risk for professionals in this sector to ensure the advice and service they offer doesn’t cause harm or injury to a member of the community. This heightened risk exposure highlights the crucial importance of having insurance that can cover your business from negligent claims, whether valid or not.

For example, a client claims that they are seriously ill and temporarily unable to work due to the nutritional advice provided to them as part of a dietician consultation. They are requesting compensation for the missed income and subsequent medical expenses they occurred because of their health. Regardless of whether this allegation is correct or not, the accused dietician may incur legal expenses to defend him or herself.

 

 

Need more help?

If you have a question about your current policy, want to find out more or would like to arrange a quote, our team are here to help on 1800 640 210.





Why Marsh?

We are a professional insurance broker, adviser and risk management leaders dedicated to helping businesses like yours. Growing a business takes a lot of time and attention, and we believe you shouldn’t have to add getting quotes to the long list of things. At Marsh, we obtain allied health insurance quotes on your behalf, offer general advice and help breakdown insurance jargon, so you know exactly what you’re arranging.

 

 

Taking the next step in your career can be hard, but Recovre makes it easy

Whether you are an occupational therapist or exercise physiologist, Recovre is constantly on the lookout for passionate allied health professionals throughout Australia to join their team. 

Backed by Marsh, Recovre is one of Australia's leading partners of specialised workplace rehabilitation services.  

Recovre creates a supportive team culture that appreciates, respects and recognises their people's expertise and offers allied health professionals the opportunity to build their career - their way.

Massage Therapy Room with towels

 

 

Additional Industries we service

Marsh Advantage Insurance Pty Ltd (ABN 31 081 358 303, AFSL 238369) (“MAI”) arrange this insurance and is not the insurer. The Discretionary Trust Arrangement is issued by the Trustee, JLT Group Services Pty Ltd (ABN 26 004 485 214, AFSL 417964) (“JGS”). JGS is part of the Marsh group of companies. Any advice in relation to the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is provided by JLT Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 69 009 098 864, AFSL 226 827) which is a related entity of MAI. The cover provided by the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is subject to the Trustee’s discretion and/or the relevant policy terms, conditions and exclusions. This website contains general information, does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs and may not suit your personal circumstances. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers and before making any decision about whether to acquire a product, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or Product Disclosure Statements available from Marsh Advantage Insurance on request.